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Poster: HappySwordsman Date: Jan 12, 2013 2:34am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Some interesting feature films are turning 100 years old this year

They include the following 1913 feature-length classics:
Atlantis (Denmark)
L'enfant de Paris (France)
The Last Days of Pompeii (Italy)
Traffic in Souls (USA)

Personally, I would say that "L'enfant de Paris" is the best of these. Amazingly modern for 1913, despite some racial stereotyping near the start of the film.

Additionally, Charlie Chaplin's first short film, "Making a Living", is turning 99 years old next month. Although many have panned this film, I disagree. It's still got entertainment value.

Finally, in october of this year, the earliest surviving example of a Black person performing on television (a 6-minute fragment from "Variety in Sepia") will turn 66 years old.

Meanwhile, the oldest surviving examples of Betty White's TV work (several 1953 episodes of "Life with Elizabeth") will turn 60 years old. I do hope some earlier TV work by her turns up some day.

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Jan 12, 2013 9:45am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Some interesting feature films are turning 100 years old this year

I have been enjoying several items from the turn of the 20th century lately, and marveling in the knowledge that we do live in an amazing time.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Jan 12, 2013 2:40pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Some interesting feature films are turning 100 years old this year

Hey sis, take a look at community videos for "Under My Mask".
It's a trailer I did for a documentary. Also look in Feature films for a request I made for it to be moved.
Quigs

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Poster: Meatpies Date: Jan 12, 2013 3:34pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Some interesting feature films are turning 100 years old this year

I most certainly will!! Thanks!